Amelia is a Melbourne based emerging curator, artist and writer who loves all things art and history. She takes inspiration from historical art movements from the Renaissance to Art Nouveau, combining aspects of traditional art styles with contemporary concepts in her work.
She is passionate about the role of art in exploring themes of feminism and socio-politics and believes in the importance of encouraging the inclusion of women and other under-represented groups in art history and narratives surrounding art. Her honours thesis explored the nature of women’s artistic practice in Australia during the nineteenth century.
Amelia is fascinated by the storytelling possibilities of art – the way it provides a unique space for understanding and exploring ourselves and the wider world. Art has endless possibilities for introspection, as well as filling a role as a teacher, guiding us to reflect on and examine almost any topic.
Her practice includes depictions of a broad subject range, but images are often inspired by nature, women’s bodies and lived experiences and the relationship of our inner self to the surrounding world. She primarily creates works on paper using a mix of drawing, painting and mixed media/collage techniques.
She has exhibited in group exhibitions in Melbourne, including Small Works at Brunswick Street Gallery and at Trocadero Art Space. She presented her first solo exhibition Away with the Fairies as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2019. Her images and/or writing appear in publications, such as, Drawn Volume.3 (Capsules Books), Farrago Magazine and F*EMS Zine (Gems Zine).
Amelia recently completed a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, from where she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with majors in History and Art History. She has co-curated exhibitions at the George Paton Gallery and Noir Darkroom, Coburg as well as co-curating the #Mass Isolation Instagram and publication for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s Covid-19 documentation project. Amelia has volunteered and interned across art institutions, festivals and student-run initiatives including, the Melbourne Museum, University of Melbourne Print Collection, ACCA, the Anna Pappas Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair 2018 and Buxton Contemporary.